Neighbourhood and district parks can be enhanced through a community led process involving a neighbourhood organization and the City of Edmonton.
Community league halls, sports facilities, neighbourhood parkland and amenities bring people together and create recreational and social opportunities for communities.
The Park and Facility Development is an important reference point for managing parkland and facility development projects and supporting community development. The team helps city liaisons (Neighbourhood resource coordinators, sport partner liaisons, multicultural liaisons and so on) by providing templates, manuals, processes and project tracking.
Support from the Park and Facility Development Team
The Park and Facility Development Team provides:
A consistent approach to the initial review of all parkland projects at the first stage of the community led process
Resources and manuals for community led projects
Internal and external training workshops related to the park process and /or specific projects such as community gardens
Continuous process review, updates and improvements based on recommendations received from internal and external stakeholders
Embarking on a Community Initiative Parkland and Facility Development Project
Are you a community group ready to enhance your neighbourhoods but need to know how to begin the process? Your first step is to connect with your city liaison. To determine who your city liaison is, call 311 for more information.
The Park and Facility Development Team will then help you navigate the project phases. We will also help answer and research more involved inquiries on neighbourhood and community-initiated construction projects.
The Project Proposal Assessment
After contacting your city liaison, you must complete a project proposal assessment. Your city liaison will provide you access to a form to provide us with a basic understanding of the project size, scope, proposed physical location and how it might interact with other amenities on that site. The project proposal will enable us to assess your project for feasibility from a land use perspective. This initial assessment will identify if your project should continue to the next phases.
Community Initiated Parkland and Facility Development Manuals
The community-led construction process provides opportunities across the city for community groups to initiate park and facility development projects. These can be in neighbourhoods, community league sites and on city parkland.
With resources to help you develop your project ideas, our team aims to support community-driven projects and encourage community involvement and development. We have manuals, sample business cases, and guides to help with needs assessments and community engagement. Your city liaison will give you access to these resources as your project evolves.
Training and Resources
We offer internal and external stakeholders training about our programs. If you have questions about our future training opportunities or have ideas on how to assist your group, contact us.
Call 311 to connect with your Neighbourhood Resource Coordinator or other city liaison to start the process.
Contact the Park and Facility Development team if you are interested in training, accessing resources or have general questions.
Community Group Led Construction Projects Guide
A step-by-step guide for non-profit organizations in developing or redeveloping neighbourhood amenities.